Two New Innovative Gloves

Description

FOR INDUSTRIAL MARKET: KLEENGUARD* G40 LATEX† COATED GLOVES AND KLEENGUARD* G60 PURPLE NITRILE*CUT RESISTANT GLOVES

ROSWELL, Ga. (May 1, 2006) – Kimberly-Clark Professional, the maker of KLEENGUARD* protective apparel, gloves, masks and accessories, today announced two new gloves to further strengthen its innovative safety products category for the industrial market. KLEENGUARD* G40 Latex† Coated Gloves have a high tear rating of 4 out of 4 (EN388) and are manufactured to reduce latex proteins††, while the new KLEENGUARD* G60 Purple Nitrile* Cut Resistant Gloves feature Dyneema®, “the world’s strongest fiber.” Both gloves provide the protection industrial workers need and the comfort they want.

“Industrial workers need durable, high-performing gloves that provide dexterity and tactile sensitivity, while also protecting against hand injuries,” said Matthew Wagner, Category Manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional. “One of the challenges faced by leather glove users is their lack of grip and dexterity. With KLEENGUARD* gloves, users maintain productivity and remain in compliance with company policy. Plus, wearing them can help prevent costly and dangerous accidents.”

The KLEENGUARD* G40 Latex Coated Gloves are general purpose industrial gloves that provide enhanced dexterity and grip, as well as hand protection, using a latex coating over a comfortable poly-cotton liner. An excellent value and manufactured to reduce latex proteins, they are ideal for masonry, materials handling, warehousing, shipping, delivery, and general maintenance tasks.

The KLEENGUARD* G60 Purple Nitrile* Cut Resistant Gloves are designed for industrial workers who need protection against hand lacerations. Made with Dyneema®, “the world’s strongest fiber,” the gloves provide a high level of cut resistance while enhancing dexterity and comfort. In addition, Dyneema fabric provides a higher level of abrasion resistance than aramid fibers. The Purple Nitrile* coated tips provide enhanced grip. The gloves are ambidextrous, breathable and feature a flexible nitrile dotted palm for excellent grip. They are ideal for metal fabrication, glass handling, handling of sharp parts, and automotive assembly.

† Caution: This product contains natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions.
†† Safe use on or by latex-sensitive individuals has not been established.


ABOUT KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL
Kimberly-Clark Professional offers a range of well-known brands and product solutions for workplace settings, Do-It-Yourselfers (DIY), and away-from-home washrooms. Kimberly-Clark Professional workplace products include safety apparel, gloves and related accessories, as well as task-engineered wipers for both "clean" and "dirty" manufacturing environments. DIY and professional contractor products include solutions for home improvement and automotive projects that make fixing up and cleaning up fast, easy and efficient. The company’s KLEENGUARD* G40 PURPLE NITRILE* Foam Coated Gloves recently received the Compliance Magazine Commitment to Worker Safety Award. Known for innovative, quality solutions, Kimberly-Clark Professional's pioneering products include Coreless Bath Tissue, JRT® Bath Tissue, the KIMCARE® ALL-N-1 Skin Care System and KIMTECH® Wipers. Kimberly-Clark Professional’s well-known brands include KLEENEX®, SCOTT®, WYPALL®, KIMTECH®, KLEENGUARD* and KIMCARE®. Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Ga., is a division of Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

ABOUT KIMBERLY-CLARK
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - almost a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well being. With brands such as KLEENEX®, SCOTT®, HUGGIES®, PULL-UPS®, KOTEX® and DEPEND®, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries.

® Registered Trademarks or *Trademarks of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
DYNEEMA is a registered trademark of Royal DSM N.V.
KEVLAR is a registered trademark of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company.

Specs

* Made of the world’s strongest fiber – Dyneema® providing comfortable cut protection. * Exclusive coated tips for better grip and enhanced protection * Excellent dexterity * Excellent flexibility * Dots on palm enhance grip
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